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Excellent Yummy Mummy Awards

            Celebrating mothers of excellence




Posted on 28 January, 2022 at 0:00

Nomination Category: Mumpreneur Of The Year

John Samuel Estates owned by Stephanie were among those businesses that signed up to uphold the tenets of the charter. Stephanie is the only Female Owner of an Estate Agency in the borough of Barking and Dagenham.


Stephanie Okafo MBA CeMAP MIFS MARLA is the CEO/MD of John Samuel Estates, member of arla property mark with over 15 years’ experience in property and financial Industry, specialty on Houses in multiple Occupation (HMO). Currently the Only Female Estate Agent Owner in Barking and Dagenham Borough, Winner Excellence Property Valuer of the Year 2019 (Innovation and Excellence Award), Finalist Businesswoman of the year in 2018 (LBBD Women Empowerment Award), Finalist Public Authority by ARL2018. Highly commended Businessperson of year 2019 (LBBD Chamber of Commerce award).


Stephanie is a well-respected Residential Property Consultant, Entrepreneur and motivational speaker. A member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Property Mark, stephanie is an authority with all the knowledge and up to date qualifications in the Property sector. Unlike other agencies where you can only let and sell properties, her clients consider her firm to be a stop place for all property and investment needs. You will leave having all your questions and needs answered. Therefore, I consider my business as standing toe to toe with the big names out there in the Property industry and yet becoming a loud voice in the industry and the community. The fact that I can provide the advice and investment needs - everything under one roof sets me apart from other estate agents.

Author of the fast selling Property book titled: “Why landlords and tenants fall out of love” and joined the list of the very few female authors in the property industry and only African property author in the UK. The book was forwarded by Cllr Afolasade Bright and endorsed by Sally Lawson the outgoing President of arlapropertymark. Stephanie holds regular seminars and workshops on all property and financial matters. Forwarded by Cllr Afolasade Bright, if anyone has earned the right to compose the book, it is surely me.


Stephanie has gone a step further from business in the community to be a leader in the community and supporting the vulnerable and small charities in the borough. Stephanie is very involved in the community – a sponsor of the “Soup Project”, aimed mainly to feed the homeless, stephanie organises and hold a ‘free’ property surgery monthly for all local landlord and tenants. Stephanie is a trustee of the Pennu Charity, a charity dedicated to promoting the well-being of the elderly in the community. Stephanie is also the church Administrator for a Christian Charity RCCG The Masters Sanctuary Romford.

Recently stephanie have been appointed by Barking and Dagenham Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills & Aspiration, to be on the Borough’s Business Forum Steering Group sitting with other appointees from the business community to provide advice and support to the Council on business related matters and the running of the Barking and Dagenham Business Forum. An important group set up by the Council to help move the business community forward in the borough.

Stephanie is married with two Handsome boys.






We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on the 12th March.





Early bird tickets are available here


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